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This section of the Century Guidance website will give you information you need to know about the tests that Century students take. Some tests are taken to measure academic progress. Some tests are taken to help students inventory their skills and explore career interests. Some tests are taken for admission to college and other post-high school opportunities. You can access free test preparation materials through through MCIS for some tests.

Rochester School District Testing Information

Below is the outline of standardized testing activities at Century High School during the 2018-2019 school year.


Assessment

Date (s)

Grade

Time

Results Rec'd

Receipt

Description

ACT plus Writing

April. 2

11

3.5 hours

By mail

6-8 weeks after

Nationally Recognized College Entrance Exam

ACCESS for ELL

January 28-March 22

All EL Students

1-2 Hours per test

At School

August

State and federal accountability test for ELL students in Listening, Speaking, Writing, and Reading

MCA Reading

March 4-21

10

3.5 to 5 hours

At School

August

Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment - used for state and federal accountability

MCA Math

April 8-30

11

1.5 to 3.5 hours

At School

August

Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment - used for state and federal accountability

MCA Science

April 8-30

9

1.75 to 2 hours

At School

August

Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment - used for state and federal accountability

AP Testing

May 6-17

All
optional

Varies

By mail/e-mail

August

Optional test to earn advanced college standing (and credit)

NWEA MAP

Sept. 4-28
Jan. 3-17
May 1-31

All EL Students

1 to 1.5 hours

At School

N/A

Northwest Evaluation Association - Measures of Academic Prograss - formative assessment required by the district in Reading and Math

 ASVAB Oct. 17
11-12
optional
 4 hours
At School
Immediate
 Multi-aptitude assessment, used for military enlistment eligibility and career exploration
 PSAT  Oct. 10
 11
optional
5 hours
 At School  December or January
Practice college entrance exam, used for National Merit Scholarship selection

Site Testing Coordinator:
Darren Couillard
dacouillard@rochester.k12.mn.us 
507-328-5004
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